'The youngsters at college are all about "freedom" and "sharing" '
News flash. Most of the support and development work on Linux these days is done by professionals working on corporate payrolls, with the permission and indeed encouragement of their employers, as their employers expect to benefit from the continuing maturation of Linux. One of those corporations expecting to benefit from improvements to Linux is Microsoft.
It's worse than baloney. The SCO scam failed miserably and spectacularly. If these guys were sane, they'd drop that claim because of that. But they aren't sane, so they don't.
I don't "try to come off as an intellectual". Sorry if I sometimes confuse you with big words, they just pop out unbidden. Oops, there I go again...
I also don't parrot everything I read. I just pointed out that in calling me a "hater" you are guilty of projection yourself. It comes with the territory. Microsoft as a company is always accusing other companies of what Microsoft itself is the most notorious for. So, in working for Microsoft, you necessarily do the same on a personal level.
Geez, the "spate" continues. You guys have never learned moderation. Whatever you do, you are obvious about it.
Aha, the stage kicks in. Softie shills always smear whoever Microsoft fears. So, no doubt we can expect a spate of posts like this attacking Google.
BTW that's "correlation", not "co-relationship" :)
I tend to agree. I wouldn't touch it myself. But they may find something in their attic that is worth taking Open Source.
It will depend on the specific license they use. Some years back, they had something they hoped would resemble Open Source enough to suck some people in, but to me it was obvious that it was a trap. You could look at the code but not touch it, and if you looked at it, you would contaminate yourself for legal purposes. You could no longer qualify for a "clean room" project.
Easier to convert a school than a Fortune 500 corporation, but clearly the business world will follow in a few years, when those students graduate and begin educating their elders about how computing ought to be done.
It's been about a decade since universities started converting to Mac's, and about four years less since the BYOD movement took off, when the university students hit the job market. Chromebook adoption should follow much the same pattern.
Sheesh -- do you have any idea at all what this thread is about? Probably not, you're a bot, with very limited semantic processing, so you have no idea what ANYTHING is about.
When will they ever learn. 'Twas ever thus for censors. It could be argued that much of the art of literature is the result of the need to disguise expressions of opinion. "The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of a king..."
Quoting from Wikipedia:
"In May 2004, Kenneth Brown of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution made the accusation that major parts of the Linux kernel had been copied from the MINIX codebase, in a book called Samizdat. These accusations were rebutted universally—most prominently by Andrew Tanenbaum himself, who strongly criticised Kenneth Brown and published a long rebuttal on his own personal Web site, also pointing out that Brown was funded by Microsoft."
So Microsoft, it seems, never tires of attacking Linux on pseudo-legal grounds. Ironic that Microsoft's minions call US "haters".
Thanks for the history lesson :) At least now I know who/what he meant by "USL". Best I could find for that was "United Soccer Leagues".
BTW I had to fudge the spelling of "dot NET" to keep Yahoo from killing the thread. What's up with that?
"It seems like several lifetimes ago that Bill Gates, then CEO of Microsoft, declared that Linux (and, by extension, open source) was a cancer for the technology industry. The Microsoft MSFT -0.1% of today increasingly embraces open source initiatives as a valid approach to some problem areas for technology. But embracing open source, and open sourcing some of the crown jewels of the organization are two different things and that is what Microsoft announced this week."
I have a better idea, why don't you read the article, instead of stopping at the headline, like an intellectually lazy chump.
Read the rest of what I said, bozo.
But you won't, because you can't. Your input buffer won't hold that large a thought.